Iraq
Jun 2017

Perhaps if you threw in a new car?

So I take it you’d rather Trump do it himself?

Save the date.

Land bridges and conspiracy theories.

May 2017

Except actions don’t always equal rhetoric.

Making new friends

Uh oh: Knives out for H.R. McMaster?

Allahpundit May 08, 2017 3:31 PM

“[I]n recent weeks, Trump has privately expressed regret for choosing McMaster.”

Apr 2017

“This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat we face from North Korea.”

“Assad committed suicide here.”

“This distinction does not much matter to the dead …”

Jared Kushner in Iraq now? He’s a busy guy…

Jazz Shaw Apr 03, 2017 8:01 AM

Full dance card

Mar 2017

US boosts forces in Syria as fight for Raqqa looms

Ed Morrissey Mar 09, 2017 5:21 PM

Kurds up, Turks down?

Conway: New “travel-ban” EO to drop today

Ed Morrissey Mar 06, 2017 10:41 AM

11-day warning period?

Feb 2017

“What the president decides to say from the House floor will be an early indication of McMaster’s clout within the administration.”

That didn’t work out very well, did it?

Mattis to Iraq: We’ll pay for our oil

Ed Morrissey Feb 20, 2017 10:01 AM

“We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”

“American lives will be saved because of it. Future attacks will be prevented.”

Jan 2017
Dec 2016

Obama: Rise of ISIS caught me by surprise

Ed Morrissey Dec 08, 2016 4:41 PM

Flashback: “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bulls***ting.”

Nov 2016
Oct 2016

Erdogan: No, we’re going to attack Raqqa

Ed Morrissey Oct 27, 2016 10:11 AM

Right after they attack the Kurds, natch.

Carter: Assault on ISIS in Raqqa just weeks away

Ed Morrissey Oct 26, 2016 2:31 PM

“That has long been our plan …”

Friday TEMS: Guest hosting for Relevant Radio!

Ed Morrissey Oct 21, 2016 2:41 PM

3-6 pm ET

Counterattack: ISIS strikes at Kirkuk

Ed Morrissey Oct 21, 2016 12:41 PM

Diversion.

First contact.

Report: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi still in Mosul

John Sexton Oct 19, 2016 5:41 PM

“‘solid’ intelligence al-Baghdadi was somewhere in the Iraqi city…”

Turkey-backed militia complicating matters?

Sep 2016

“Perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. And perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations.”

Aug 2016

She forgot the 3,800 troops already in Iraq.

U.S. foreign policy on Middle East needs changing.

“I think that’s appropriate until we develop a new vetting system.”

Wednesday TEMS: Guest hosting on Relevant Radio

Ed Morrissey Aug 03, 2016 2:31 PM

3-6 ET!

ISIS authors define “why we hate you”

Jazz Shaw Aug 02, 2016 12:01 PM

Most of us already knew, but thanks for the tip